Touch Of Blue – Hank Mobley
Originally recorded as a five-horn arrangement with tuba on the bottom, this simple hard-bop swinger also works great featuring the bass making the exchanges with a melody instrument.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - A Slice Of The Top
- Recorded on: March 18, 1966
- Label: Blue Note/Liberty (LT 995)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Lee Morgan
- Euphonium - Kiane Zawadi
- Tuba - Howard Johnson
- Alto Sax - James Spaulding
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - McCoy Tyner
- Bass - Bob Cranshaw
- Drums - Billy Higgins
The B and C sections are a 16-measure bridge based on a pedal point on beats 2 and 4. In the solo form, there is a different set of hits on the "and" of beat 3 of each measure in the bridge
Duke Person did the five-horn arrangements for this session.
July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986
Hank Mobley is one of the most acclaimed tenor saxophonists in modern jazz history. He is recognized by musicians and critics alike as one of the most important and eloquent jazz instrumentalists of all time. He recorded well over 100 of his own original compositions and left an indelible mark on the post-bop jazz scene. Read more...